I've been thinking about this alot lately. My oldest son's hair is getting longer and I've been thinking about letting it dread. My question to you guys is this: When you have childern what will you do with their hair? Let it dread or let them come to an age where they can decide for themselves? If you have childern what did you do? By the way, I'm not asking this to help me decide what I'm doing because I already know. Just interested in what others with dreadlocks think about this. What I've decided to do is let his hair grow until he can speak a little bit better so I can explain the process and my views on them. From there I will let him decide what he would like to do. After explaining it to him I'd hope (if he choose to let his hair dread) he'd start to have his own feelings towards them and realize that they need special care and attention and be ready to work towards them. I decided it this way because I want to raise my childern to be indivuals who make their own choices in life whether if it be to be like me or to be my complete opposite I want it to be his choice.